Mark Twain‘s story of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer is no stranger to the film world. Whether it be one of the first (seen above) or Jonathan Taylor Thomas portraying the title character in 1995, there have been many, many adaptations in between. Paramount is about to give it the likely completely unnecessary twist, THR reports.
The duo will be featured as adults for the film based on Andrew Burg‘s script that contains “supernatural elements.” Titled Huck and Tom, Rise of the Planet of the Apes producer Peter Chernin is on board and said to be in the “vein of Snow White and the Huntsman.” Script work is also said to be completed by Matt Lopez (Bedtime Stories, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice).
I like to give projects the benefit of the doubt, but nothing about this seems like a smart idea. I don’t understand the need for “supernatural elements,” as the charm of the original story lied with everyday hijinks the duo got into. While the referenced Snow White does look better than I previously thought it would, I’m hesitant using that method to every beloved property will produce the same results. As for other similar projects on the horizon, Super 8 star Joel Courtney will be seen in another telling of this story from writer/director Giorgio Serafini.
What do you think about this supernatural retelling of Twain’s classic?
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